The world is fast-changing and the ways we are learning to adapt to those changes are at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Our methods of procuring our biggest necessity, food, are evolving as quickly as ever. Here are some new(er) alternatives for a few food-based subscriptions we’ve checked out and think you might enjoy as well as a couple non-food-based subscriptions worth including on this list.
I have always thought that subscription-based consumerism was inevitable. I used to joke that, one day, Amazon would rule the world. Turns out, that joke became a reality, even for groceries, as everyone around the globe is placing more food and necessities into their cart online than in person than ever before. The automation of the delivery of staples is a way to make life a little easier and, for the time being, reduce exposure to the world around us.
Previously, as a busy corporate working mom who commuted to an office daily and raced from one scheduled event to the next for my kids, I implemented some automation in my life for groceries, other personal needs, and some luxuries.
During these unprecedented times, my shopping is done almost entirely online because it is in our best interest to do so for the time being, although I have a funny feeling we are on the brink of this way of shopping becoming the absolute norm moving forward.
Lauren and I have joined forces to share our current list of subscription-based services we endorse.
Here are 6 subscriptions worth trying.
This door-to-door dairy delivery service has been around for some time and has more than just milk to drop at your doorstep. When you sign up for Oberweis service, you have access to over 200 food items. Both standing and one-time deliveries are available, assuming you are on the Oberweis milkman’s route. Take some pressure off your grocery list by automating the staples you regularly use and enjoy never having to worry about borrowing an egg from your neighbor again.
If you are looking for quick and healthy food options to have on hand then look no further. The Daily Harvest is a subscription-based plan offering weekly or monthly options. This meal in a cup or bowl is the bee’s knees when it comes to having some really healthy, but also mouth-watering delicious, options available too so you don’t have to stress about making a meal or feel guilt about diving into the chip bag. The Daily Harvest is both convenient and nourishing and the options range from soups, smoothies, and bowls to flatbreads, bites, and even lattes.
Fish lovers! If you are in search of sustainably-sourced, wild-caught salmon and other fish delivered to your doorstep, congratulations, you have found it! Sitka Salmon Shares is a community-supported fishery that delivers the highest quality fish right to your door. This share program deliveries monthly so all you need to do is check their site for delivery dates near you. Let’s just say if Buon Appetit says its the best sustainable fish option around then you know it’s legit.
Omaha Steaks isn’t necessarily subscription-based, but they have been delivering meat to people’s doorsteps long before everyone else on this list so they made the cut. However, these days Omaha is delivering more than just steak to your stoop. You can order just about any meat your hungry heart desires, ranging from bbq, starters, and dessert to wine and beyond. What I love most about Omaha Steak is their combination of offerings and free delivery. Giddyup for Omaha.
Food isn’t the only delivery you can automate these days. No sirree Bob. CBD to the rescue! If you are interested in elevating your wellness routine with a product that can help with inflammation as well as offer relief with stress, pain, and anxiety than you might consider putting your daily dose of CBD on automatic delivery. Part of what makes CBD so beneficial is the fact that our bodies are designed to work hand in hand with it, so consistency is key. Equilibria deliver a high-end product, with proven results. The best part of this subscription is the access to a dosage specialist to ensure your individual needs are met because CBD and its treatment are not one size fits all. Besides, isn’t it nice to talk to a human once in a while? Use the code “thesisterproject” for 15% off your first order.
The highlight of my week is the delivery of this newspaper to my door every Sunday. It is one of the things I look forward to most. With a New York Times subscription, you get more than access to daily/weekly news. A New York Times subscription gets you full access to all the journalism they offer as well as all access to the New York Times Food App which is the best part of the whole dang subscription if you ask me. Okay, that and the book reviews.